PATNA: A man in Bihar handed out divorce to his wife by uttering the Islamic word thrice when she refused to give him money for buying liquor.
The shocking incident took place at Birpur village in Begusarai district last week, according to a late-reaching report.
In her complaint to the local police, victim Rubeda Khatoon, 36, alleged her husband beat her up before giving her talaq when she refused to give him money for buying liquor.
“He demanded money from me for buying liquor but I refused. Soon he began hurling abuses at me after which the local villagers intervened. At night, he suddenly gave me talaq and drove me out of house,” she said in her complaint.
The police have ordered arrest of the accused Mohamamd Shakeel who is said to be absconding after the incident.
The victim was married some 22 years back and she has six children from the man, the eldest being 14-year-old.
The incident comes at a time when Bihar has enforced total liquor ban in the state. The ban was enforced in April last year.